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Assessment of the Effects of Deforestation on Springs: A Case Study of Nuu/Mutaitho Hills Springs in Kitui County
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Nuu/Mutaitho springs in the arid and semi-arid Kitui County in Eastern Kenya are important sources of water for communities and livestock. In the recent past, there has been significant reduction in the discharges of springs in the area. The deforestation of Nuu/Mutaitho hills is thought to be main cause of this reduction. Therefore, this study sought to determine the main causes of decline in spring discharges in Nuu and Mutaitho Hills. Attempt was made in the study to establish thedoi:10.21275/art20164423 fatcat:nyngyc3dsrfldfmyjdmckd5tr4